Intermissions: Paul Maheke

Saturday, Nov 13 – 14, 2021

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637

Paul Maheke (b. 1985, Brive-la-Gaillarde; lives in London) takes dance as a focal point in his varied, and often collaborative, performance practice. Thinking about the body as an archive or a territory with its own cartography, he uses movement and language to reconsider personal and collective histories as well as aspects of memory.

Maheke’s performance, Taboo Durag explores, in the artist’s words,"the porous interface between vulnerability and resilience." Adopting the form of a solo dance, the work moves through different narrative and choreographic registers, the score swelling with bass-heavy ambience and vocals. For this presentation, Maheke has adapted the performance for the Ren's space.

The Intermissions series, begun in 2017, focuses on ephemeral and live projects, staged in the Renaissance Society’s empty gallery between exhibitions.

Paul Maheke, Taboo Durag, 2021.
Courtesy of the Roberts Institute of Art, Glasgow International and the artist.
Photo: Eoin Carey.

Attendance is free but capacity is limited! Register and review COVID-19 policies via the links below.

CLICK HERE for Saturday, Nov 13, 8-9PM CT

CLICK HERE for Sunday, Nov 14, 5-6PM CT

Both performances will take place at the Renaissance Society
at the University of Chicago
5811 South Ellis Avenue
Cobb Hall, 4th Floor
(wheelchair accessible)